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this morning, it's crunch time. >> the pressure's on for the president and mitt romney, hunkering down today to prep for the first debate. and a brand-new poll shows who most voters expect to win in november. ticketer shock, looking for the most popular things we buy. why a diaper supply shortage. and open book. he realized his housekeeper's son was his. and collision course, with a skateboard and a deer that comes out of nowhere.
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good morning, everybody. i'm john muller. rob nelson is off this morning. >> and i'm paula faris. we begin this monday, the 1st of october, can you believe it? with a new abc news poll it comes just as the presidential candidates come out. >> tahman bradley starts us off from washington. >> reporter: good morning. it's hard to believe that the first presidential debate is on wednesday. mitt romney and president obama have been preparing day and night. with both men saying the other guy is going to do a better job. president obama and mitt romney start the week with a crucial showdown on wednesday at the first presidential debate in denver. at a rally in las vegas, president obama tried to manage the speculations. >> i know the media is speculating who is going to have the best zinger. i don't know about that.
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governor romney, he's a good debater. >> reporter: as both hunker down for intense practice, the polls show americans overwhelming with the election and the president lose. in a new abc news/"washington post" poll out this morning, 63% of registered voters expect president obama to win the election. that's his biggest lead so far when it comes to expectations. but looking at like hi supporters, the race is much closer. president obama leads mitt romney by two points. republican governor chris christie predicted romney could close the gap with president obama after a strong showing on wednesday's debate. >> i'm absolutely confident when we get to thursday morning, george. >> reporter: president obama is keeping his answers short and concise. >> the president has got to be president. this is the guy that killed osama bin laden. i think he can stand up to mitt
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romney but he's got to relax. >> mitt romney keeps hammering president obama's foreign policy. in a new op-ed, romney calls for a new strategy in the middle east. at the mercy of events rather than shaping them. the supreme court convened for its new term with a full docket of hot-button issues like affirmative action, voting rights and same-sex marriage. in keeping with tradition, some of the justices took part at the annual red mass in washington. the archbishop asked them to folk kiss their ruling on what is best for society rather than what is popular. breaking news overnight from afghanistan. nato said three of its troops have been killed by a suicide bomber in the eastern part of the country. the attacker ran his motorcycle packed with explosives into a u.s. military convoy. the u.s. war reached the grim milestone with the death of an american soldier.
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the death toll now standing at 2,000. and very fresh revelations in the government's botched gun tracking program known as fast and furious. with dozens more firearms being linked to crimes in mexico. guns connected to fast and furious have now been recovered at the sites of murders, kidnappings and at least two brutal massacres. there are reports at the airports. in the past two days, loaded guns have gotten past tsa agents. >> reporter: in the latest black eye for tsa, a loaded .38 caliber gun like this went undetected by screeners. richardson mistakenly 234r50u with it from new orleans to newark. just one day earlier in orlando, they missed another loaded gun. this time in a firefighter's carry-on bag. that gun made it on to the
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plane. >> it's scary. >> i am voiced they missed something like that. >> reporter: some in congress worry this has all become business as usual. >> unfortunately, the reports i get, it's not just this one weapon. it's hundreds of items every day, but it can't be tolerated. >> reporter: but out for the record on security, the tsa says it had many successes, confiscating 1100 weapons. 28 guns just last week alone. still, it's all the blunders. many say the tsa screeners need better screening themselves. >> i think it goes back to hiring they do. >> as for that officer that let a firefighter wake right through security with a gun, the tsa says the person responsible has been pulled from duty this week with possibly more disciplinary action to come. mark greenblatt, abc news, new york. and drivers in los angeles can expect no more than the
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usual commuting headache this morning. doesn't say much, does it? but ten miles of the freeway opened overnight well ahead of schedule. the road was closed all weekend long to allow demolion of the bridge. crews used the closure as an opportunity to repair potholes, trim trees and repaint lanes. they are finally drying out in west central texas after a weekend of floods. the colorado river quickly rose after ten inches of rain fell saturday. residentses were eventually able to return home it was especially frustrating because they've been in a drought. severe weather moving east brings storms to atlanta, tallahassee and mobile. it will spread rain to the carolinas by this afternoon and to d.c. by late evening. thunderstorms possible across south florida. california will bake in record-breaking heat. downtown l.a. could push 100. and it will be san francisco's warmest day of the year so far.
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cooler in new england and upper midwest. honolulu will be in the mid-80s. >> the weather is the craziest weather. you know what mark twain said the warmest summer i -- the coldest winter i ever spent was a summer in san francisco. great city, though. when we come back, you might have to get ready to pay a whole lot more. we're talking a whole lot more. then a disposable diaper supply. why the supply is suddenly being threatened. and blown away. the car that is no match for mother nature.
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welcome back, everybody. gasoline prices should now head downward, but maybe not right away. the national average this morning is $3.78 a gallon. that's 3 cents less than it was a week ago. now gas prices usually do come down this time of year. and oil prices are falling but aaa says there could be a brief spike first because wholesale gasoline prices are still high. did you get all of that? >> i got all of that. >> okay. good. hospitals better get it right. because of implications. the government expects to hit those facilities with fines that will average more than $200,000 apiece. the hospital industry says patients share some of this blame. and milk prices may double unless the house passes a new farm bill. the old bill expired yesterday. the senate has passed a replacement. without a new law, the federal government would be required to
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buy dairy products at inflated prices driving up what we pay at the store to more than $6 a gallon. it's always expensive. and watch out for a worldwide shortage of disposable diapers all you parents out there. a factory that makes a key ingredient exploded this weekend. the super absorbent polymer. >> the "hotel transylvania," $43 million. "looper" with 21 million bucks. >> i heard good things about "looper." arnold schwarzenegger on his life, secrets and lies.
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how he figured out that out housekeeper's son was his. and a phenomenal finish on the way. a thrilling ryder cup finish that left americans stunned. [ female announcer ] think a thick cream is the only way to firm skin?
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hour i-85 in florida could see a thunderstorm. >> if you're flying, airport delays are possible in atlanta, charlotte and miami. back to the news. schwarzenegger tell-all book is being released today. and he's going public with the secrets and lies that ended up wrecking his marriage. >> and arnold schwarzenegger talks about how he realized he had fathered the son with the longtime housekeeper. a revelation that was the last straw in his marriage. >> it just appeared to me that her son started looking like me. that's when i kind of got it. it was never discussed. but i put the things together here. >> did you ask her? ask -- her name is mildred. did you ask mildred? >> no, i didn't. but i felt like i should take on the responsibility of taking care of him and her. >> wow.
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schwarzenegger says that he's an expert in living in denial. and did not tell shriver his plans to run for california governor or even that he needed major heart surgery. you're supposed to communicate with your spouse. >> that's a good thing. >> stay with us, later this morning, arnold schwarzenegger sitting down with george stephanopoulos for must-see tv on "good morning america." going fob his first interview about the book. lindsay lohan caught up in a new scandal this morning. lohan claims after a night of partying in a new york hotel room she confronted a staffer named christian la bella over a cell phone. they tossed the charges out for lack of evidence. both have filed harassment claims against each other. and the wan who claimed the lottery last year has died
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of a drug overdose. amanda clayton was found dead holding her baby daughter. they said she only had about $67,000 left from her lottery winnings. and parents are surprised to find how how much tv kids are exposed to every day. a study out of the journal of pediatrics shows that children get about four hours of tv a day. that's when the set is on but nobody is watching. experts say even background tv exposure can seriously interfere with a child's development. all right. in sports it was a win for the ages one of the most watched sporting events on earth. highlights from espn nuss. >> randy scott here with your "sportscenter" update. in the nfl, baseball pennant races are great. the ryder cup. rory mcelroy, 11:14 central
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time. he got the time zones missed up so no time to practice on the putting green. guess what. he wouldn't need it. on 6, chipping in, yes, keep the putter in the bag. mcelroy takes care of keegan bradley. and going head to head with mickelson. with authority, are you not entertained. he finished 30-30 to take on mickelson. and kaymer completes the comeback, there you go, that's history. tiger woods despondent, the europeans celebrating a comeback of ages. this one emotional for jose maria since ballesteros passed
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away. in atlanta, taking on matt ryan and the falcons. and the panthers are up 1. under a minute to play, ryan from his own end zone to roddy white. those two connected 869 yards in two touchdowns. that one not a touchdown but it's big. ten seconds left. matt bryant from 40 yards out. everybody is home safe. the falcons improve to 4-0, 30-28. of course, nfl week four not done. "monday night football" on espn, it begins at 6:30 eastern time. >> thanks for that reminder. and there was late drama last night between the giants and the eagles. the giants can driving for a winning score when as offensive pass moved back to the eagles 46. and lawrence tynes could have used the yardage. the winning kick is going to kim up short and not just --
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>> hmm. >> yeah, he not just short. >> he split the uprights he was just there. >> only three undefeated teams remaining. >> how about that. you're all over these football picks. >> how about that. up next, "the pulse," the rich and powerful and those without e-mail and cell phones connect possibly at the same time. and the technology. then, oh, deer, what happened to this skateboarder? he rolled straight into four-legged trouble. ♪ [ male announcer ] 20,000 btus produce a delicate sear. double-oven range makes dinner and dessert -- at the same time. turbo-charged advantium oven cooks more than twice as fast, in this culinary powerhouse. dan. yes? molé sauce.
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pulse" stories you'll be talking about today. don't bother shooting off an e-mail or text to many of the rich and famous, that is, if you even have their address. secretary of state hillary clinton keeps in touch with her husband that way. homeland security secretary janet napolitano says she doesn't use e-mail at all. >> billionaire warren buffett doesn't like tech tools. neither do angelina jolie nor christopher walken. >> it's occurred to me, some of these people, i don't know for sure, if you have a personal secretary, maybe you don't need to have the actual device. you have somebody telling you what to do if in fact that's the case, right? if i'm rich and powerful, and they say, john, you have to be here or there. >> they can tell you where you need to go. >> you have your own personal
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human 3-g or whatever. we're getting a look at incorrectly cute pictures from a zoo in china. take a look. one of the residents was invited to sit at a table with zoogoers to enjoy a special treat. >> to mark a special in china, later a much smaller version of the cake. he's saying touchdown, it's good! theatchup between a deer and a speeding skateboarder. >> these riders were trying anything. seemingly out of nowhere, there it is, a deer materializes and plows into one the boarders. we told that the deer, the ba i bambi, got yaway unarm. >> it gives you grapes for how fast a deer can run. >> for some of you your local
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when i went to my dentist, he had said, "we do have a solution for sensitive teeth. you're going to have to change out your toothpaste." i like the way my old toothpaste felt. it made my teeth feel really clean, and i didn't want to not have that again. my dentist suggested that i switch to sensodyne. when i went to sensodyne it was as if i was still using my old toothpaste, but it has an added benefit, which will help take away my sensitivity. it's a life changer, it really is.
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it makes you go from grumpy back to happy again. updating the top stories. the presidential candidates are preparing for their first debate on wednesday. the president is in nevada. mitt romney flies to colorado later today. the taliban is claiming responsibility for a suicide bombing which killed three nato troops in eastern afghanistan. u.s. war deaths surpassed 2,000 over the weekend. it's going to be normal rush hour in los angeles after a portion of the 405 freeway reopened to traffic. called carmageddon two, it was necessary to demolish a bridge. >> record breaking heat in southern california. and finally this morning, turning the tables on a group of high school bullies. >> when their intended target
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learned about a mean-spirited prank against her, she was so upset she even considered suicide but then she decided to fight back. abc's bianna golodryga has her inspirational story. >> reporter: it was a whirlwind weekend that wasn't supposed to be. the hummer limo at the homecoming dance. the standing ovation on the football field. sophomore whitney copp taking her place on the homecoming court. just last week, she found out her nomination for homecoming queen was a complete frank years by bullies. the 15-year-old was so upset, she thought about killing herself. >> i thought about committing suicide. >> reporter: the bulled teen didn't let good get the best of her. a facebook page was set up. her story touched hundreds of thousands of people around the
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country and the world. >> i think it's awful what happened to her. i just want to let her know that there are people here for her. >> reporter: in a rally of support, local businesses stepped in. offering her a makeover. and donating everything from prom dresses to jewelry to anti-bully t-shirts. flowers came in from as far as california. on friday, at the homecoming football game, she bravely took the field to accept the nomination. her father walking her down the aisle in the ceremony. the opposing team showing banners and signs in support. >> i'm surprised at the people actually supporting me. that's overwhelming. there are no words for this now. >> reporter: and though kropp didn't win homecoming queen, her courage taking the crown. >> don't let it bring you down. inand up for what you believe
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